LIVE: Detroit Lions NFL Free Agency rumor mill (3/14/18)

Latest Lions news for 2018 free agency period

Bob Quinn General Manager of the Detroit Lions introduces Matt Patricia as the Lions new head coach at the Detroit Lions Practice Facility on February 7, 2018 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT - The Detroit Lions are in the middle of the pack for cap space as the NFL heads into its free agency period this week.

The Lions have several holes to fill, but it's unclear how active the team will be in free agency, which begins Wednesday afternoon.

Here are some of the latest Detroit Lions rumors:

Lions sign former Giants linebacker Devon Kennard, ex-Bears linebacker Jones

From Peter Schrager: LB Devon Kennard signing with Lions. Versatile OLB is the right fit in Matt Patricia's defense.

Lions also adding former Bears linebacker Christian Jones. 

Lions look to add running back

The Detroit Lions met with two free agent running backs this week: Jonathon Stewart and DeMarco Murray. The Lions finished dead last in rushing in 2017.

Update: Jonathon Stewart is signing with the New York Giants.

The Lions will meet with running back Frank Gore on Wednesday, according to Josina Anderson.  

Lions re-sign linebacker Nick Bellore

Bellore, who joined the Lions in 2017 as a free agent, returns to Detroit after appearing in 13 games (two starts) last season. He finished the season with six tackles (five solo) and six special teams tackles. He also recorded his first-career receiving touchdown on a one-yard pass at Baltimore (12/3).

Lions re-sign CB Nevin Lawson

Lawson, entering his fifth season with the Lions, started all 15 games in which he played in 2017. He finished last season with 43 total tackles (37 solo), four pass defenses, one forced fumble and his first-career fumble recovery, which he returned for a 44-yard touchdown against Cleveland (11/12).

Lions lose CB DJ Hayden to Jags

Adam Caplan: CB DJ Hayden expected to sign with #Jaguars: 3 years, $19 million with $9.5 million guaranteed. Upside to $21 million.

DB Don Carey heading to Jacksonville

RapSheet: Veteran DB Don Carey is returning to the Jacksonville #Jaguars per source. He'll look to be a core special teams player for the Jaguars.

DT Haloti Ngata likely signing with Philadelphia

Adam Schefter: Former Lions’ DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with Eagles.

Lions release tight end Eric Ebron

ESPN is reporting the Lions have released tight end Eric Ebron.

Lions interested in ex-Patriot Malcolm Butler

Michael Giardi reports Matt Patricia is "quite interested" in the cornerback. UPDATE: Butler is signing with the Titans.

Lions re-sign Tavon Wilson

The Lions will retain safety Tavon Wilson on a 2-year-deal worth $7 million. Wilson returns to Detroit after originally joining the Lions in 2016 as an unrestricted free agent following a four-year stint (2012-15) with the New England Patriots. 

Lions re-sign DE Kerry Hyder, LS Don Muhlbach

Defensive end Kerry Hyder will return after suffering a season ending injury last year. Muhlbach returns for his 15th season in Detroit.

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